1. Talk to strangers!
But remember, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!
If you just can’t find a common ground to talk about, compliment her! There is every chance a simple compliment…”I love your shoes!!” OMG!! It’s that easy. It will make her day….and yours!
2. Don’t let yourself Go!
Remember, TODAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR A GOOD DAY!
You decide when you get up in the morning what kind of day it will be! The first decision you make is the biggest decision you will make all day!
What will I wear today? Go out of your way to make sure that the things you have in your closet fit….and when you wear them….you ROCK! When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good you make smart decisions. When you feel good, you are nice to be around, and those people who are around you feel better too! Think about it!
3. Don’t forget your Lipstick!
Everyone….every smile…..looks more beautiful with LIPSTICK! Make it a point to update your go-to color each season!
4. Seek beauty…..look for it around you! Even the strangest places!
The cardinal at the back door….in the early spring! The beautiful batch of bluebells in the back yard! Wow! They are BEAUTIFUL!
5. A beautiful, flirty dress!
Something new….something kind of unexpected. Something that make you smile when you look at yourself! Then, remember, WEAR IT!
6. Dress well to please yourself! Not Him!
When you dress well you indicate to the world around you that you are worth it! That you treat yourself well. That you treat those around you well. That you know what you are talking about. And there is every chance that the people around you will listen to you … and better yet … they will believe that you know what you are talking about!
7. Accessories are Necessities!
Or, TO EXERCISE IS GREAT! BUT TO ACCESSORIZE IS EVEN BETTER!
A beautiful statement necklace and earrings makes a black shirt and pant look STUNNING! Think to yourself…..Wait…..you mean it is this easy to look this great!? And the short answer is YES!!
8. Appreciate your friendships & seek to make more!!!
If you are nice to people, they will be nice back to you. And soon you will have plenty to talk about…and a new friend to boot!! All of us want to have friends! We are the lucky ones if we can surround ourselves with people a little younger than we are….and a little older than we are…..and, even some that are our same age!!
SO REMEMBER…..TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! DRESS WELL! AND…..
Wear it in good health….and wear it Often!
~ Barbara Drake
We’re wrapping up the Doncaster fall preview trunk show and we’ve received great feedback from all of the ladies who stopped by! I simply could not wait to share these wonderful new pieces with the world!
Here is a quick sneak peak for those of you who couldn’t attend – and also for those who have not yet enjoyed a trunk show experience. Just imagine, shopping in the comfort of my home and/or the Women’s Club! Complete with a fashion expert, yes that’s me!, to help you select the very best pieces for YOU.
Be sure to stay tuned as this was just a preview, I will be sure to have these lovelies back again soon to share with you at another show.
Why be sensible … when you can be fabulous!
~ Barbara Drake
Here in Wisconsin it seems like we might actually be seeing the first signs of SPRING 2015! If you have bought some new things for Spring…get them out of the closet and wear them!!
Why do we save our new things? We go out and buy beautiful new things that we LOVE, go home, and put them in the back of the closet! And SAVE them?! And go on and continue wearing the same old, same old! Whaaaat??
This is a great time to clean out/sort out your closet. The intention should be to separate from our old clothes…especially the ones you don’t wear often. Bring that garment to the front of the closet, maybe 3 garments at a time…..and make a point to wear it. You will quickly decide if you like those old favorites as much as the new things. If you take the pants off because they are too long, too short…put them directly into the shopping bag on the floor and give them to somebody that can really USE them!
Wear them in good health … and wear them often!!
~ Barbara Drake
Today is a good day to be a good day!
Doncaster Spring/Summer 2015
Petites, Misses, Womens
@WOMAN’S CLUB OF WISCONSIN
813 E. Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee
Life is more fun when you get dressed up!
So… Get Up. Dress Up. Show Up. …and MAKE something happen!
Kim Miselnicky is a young woman, a Doncaster Stylist, that I met recently. Out of the blue, she sent me a package of notes and paper work that I had shared with her months ago. Of course I had forgotten all about that! Then this package showed up on my door step! Imagine my surprise!?
On the outside of the envelope it read: Life is more fun when you get dressed up!
And I thought … it’s true! It was Sunday AM, all I wanted was to stay in my bathrobe all day! But instead I thought, Kim is right! It’s much more fun to get dressed up … so I did! And I accomplished a LOT! Do you know someone that would like to join us at Doncaster? Let us know!